Monday, August 20, 2007

Kevlar school uniforms

From the London based Daily mail:

Parents are sending children to school in stab-proof uniforms to guard against knife crime, it has emerged.

They are paying a firm which makes body armour to line blazers and jumpers with a stab-resistant material called Kevlar.

The precautions are aimed at protecting pupils from knife attacks as street crime spills over into schools.

A wave of stabbings involving teenagers includes the killing of promising footballer Kiyan Prince, who was knifed just yards from his school gates in north London.

Stab proof vests? I think it is a shame that people have had to resort to this kind of thing. I can understand a parent wanting to protect their children. What bothers me is the fact there is a need for this.

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